Tuscan Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 82.7
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 111.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 cup water
    1/4 tsp. salt
    3/4 cup uncooked couscous
    1/4 tsp finely ground lemon peel
    2 tbsp. lemon juice
    2 tbsp. olive oil
    1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    4 to 5 drops red pepper sauce
    1 can (15 oz.) canellini beans drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup chopped unpeeled cucumber
    1/4 cup halved pitted kalamata olives
    4 medium green onions(1/4 cup)
    1 cup grape tomatoes,cut in half


In a 1-quart saucepan, heat water and 1/4 tsp salt to boiling. Remove from heat and immediatly stir in couscous. Cover; let stand 5 mintues fluff couscous with fork. Meanwhile, in a small non-metal bowl, combine all dressing ingredients;mix well. In a separate large bowl, gently toss cooked couscous,beans,cucumber,olives and green onion. Pour dressing over couscous mixture;gently toss until coated. Just before serving, add tomatoes; toss gently.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup.

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